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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-04 13:12:35

John Maddock wrote:
> > That won't work well for a test-runner will it? On the
> > first warning, the
> > build will fail. It would be better to have a report of
> > all warnings that
> > must be addressed.
> The issue is that the warnings are otherwise too easy to
> ignore. I fear
> that unless they are made into errors for some test runners -
> and those
> runners are part of the "required" set - then nothing will
> get done :-(


Unfortunately, if maintainers can only address one warning at a time, for a platform not otherwise available, fixing all will be really annoying.

How about a policy that a release will be held up if warnings-as-errors fails? Then an impending release will significantly increase the importance of the warnings report not being clean.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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